Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on August 16, 2012, 08:50:17 AM

Title: LAT Thu. 8/16 Gareth Bain
Post by: magus on August 16, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
Possible Title: Hard Food & Hardware

Theme: first word of phrase can be the first part of a type of nut

Good Ones:
Screwball {and theme}   SOMEKINDOFANUT
It’s blown in the winds   OBOE [so’s “the answer”]
In the wrong business?   NOSY

By the Way:
One on the range   PAN [Thursday morning quarterbacking: “range denizen” might be a better clue since the solver is not by “One” fooled into thinking it is a cowboy; denizen may do that.  Of course, denizen denotes people or animals, not kitchenware.]

Who knew?:
Beurre NOISETTE is hazelnut butter.  Problem is I'm not a gourmet, but neither were most of us from the city projects.   BTW, gourmand can mean glutton or gourmet, depending on context.   

Some Nits to Pick:
Recorded for posterity   ONFILE   [posterity is generational; most of what’s on file is purged well before generations change]

Got your back   CANDO [--- too far afield.  One idiom suggests protection, the other ability]

RATING:   ;D ;D Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun